Session 272

Competitive Dimensions of Firm Boundary and Location Decisions

Track E

Date: Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Track F

Time: 08:00 – 09:15

Paper

Room: Governor's Square 11


Session Chair:

  • Michael Leiblein, Ohio State University

Title: (How) Do Economic Governance and Location Choices (Jointly) Affect Performance?

Authors

  • Michael Leiblein, Ohio State University
  • Kiran Awate, Ohio State University

Abstract: This paper evaluates the performance consequences of the organization and location of economic activity. While transaction cost logic suggests that the alignment between exchange attributes and governance choice affect performance, it has not fully considered the implications of international location choice. While the IB literature relates firms’ location decisions to performance consequences via foreign direct investment, it does not always consider the implications of alternative governance modes. This paper jointly considers the performance consequences of decisions regarding whether to organize an exchange via market or hierarchy in one country or another and reports how the selection of governance form and location) independently affect technological performance Findings suggests that a firm’s technological performance is contingent upon the firms’ governance decisions and its environment.

Title: Acquisitions and Network Revolution

Authors

  • Exequiel Hernandez, University of Pennsylvania
  • Anoop Menon, University of Pennsylania

Abstract: In research on network change, the primary mechanism through which firms alter their networks to achieve favorable positions is the addition or deletion of ties. This work overlooks another mechanism that is at least equally important from a strategic standpoint, namely, the ability of a firm to acquire another firm in the network and inherit its network ties. This can radically restructure the network in a single transaction, constituting a revolutionary change compared to the more evolutionary effect of tie additions and deletions. Moreover, acquisitions occur in highly competitive markets, making it crucial to account for the fact that multiple firms may simultaneously seek to reach advantageous network positions through acquisitions. We combine these issues and explore how they affect the dynamics of the network at the industry and firm levels.

Title: Corporate Divestiture: Revisiting External Explanations

Authors

  • David King, Iowa State University
  • Samuel DeMarie, Iowa State University

Abstract: A better understanding the interplay of theories of the external environment of firms driving divestment can restore balance in extant research that largely takes a perspective internal to firms. In general, management research can benefit from considering the interplay of theories to examine corporate restructuring, and we anticipate investigation of external environment explanations of corporate divestment involves a promising area of inquiry.

Title: Innovation and Competition Among Different Size Firms

Authors

  • Wilbur Chung, University of Maryland
  • Siddharth Sharma, University of Maryland

Abstract: While firms typically compete with others of similar size, firm may occasionally “punch above their weight” and seek to compete with larger firms when armed with an innovation of potentially high value. We develop a simulation model with firms of different size that have differing probability and value of innovations. Firms chose where to locate on a two-dimensional space with heterogeneous demand and look to maximize their demand. Firms compete by locating adjacent to others to capture some of their competitors’ demand. But locating with others can also generate externalities – agglomeration economies – that may offset competition. We test our simulation’s predictions on firms’ trade show booth location choices at the Consumer Electronics Show.

All Sessions in Track E...

Sun: 08:00 – 09:15
Session 28: The Latest and Greatest in Empirical Methods for Strategy Scholars
Sun: 09:45 – 11:00
Session 29: The Elephant in the Room: How public policy and institutions help drive innovation, entrepreneurship, and firm performance
Sun: 11:15 – 12:30
Session 30: Heterogeneity in Firms and Their Pre-entry Capabilities: Implications for Firm and Industry Evolution
Sun: 16:15 – 17:30
Session 229: How Resources Change in Dynamic Situations
Sun: 17:45 – 00:00
Session 313: Competitive Strategy Business Meeting
Mon: 08:00 – 09:15
Session 273: Complexity in Competition
Mon: 11:15 – 12:30
Session 244: Legitimacy, Stakeholders, and Competition
Mon: 13:45 – 15:00
Session 242: Value Creation in Buyers-Supplier Relationships and Ecosystems
Mon: 16:45 – 18:00
Session 238: Temporary and Long Term Competitive Advantage
Session 243: Competitive Dynamics and Market Positioning
Tue: 08:00 – 09:15
Session 272: Competitive Dimensions of Firm Boundary and Location Decisions
Tue: 11:00 – 12:15
Session 230: Multi-Market Competition and Mutual Forbearance
Session 264: Emerging Technologies and Industries
Tue: 14:15 – 15:30
Session 267: Healthcare Industry Dynamics, Relationships, and Activities
Tue: 15:45 – 17:00
Session 269: Exploration, Exploitation, and Competition
Tue: 17:30 – 18:45
Session 263: Developing a Value Creation Theory

All Sessions in Track F...

Sun: 08:00 – 09:15
Session 193: Phenomenon-driven Research in Strategic Management
Sun: 09:45 – 11:00
Session 221: Reflecting on the scope of the firm: New avenues for future research
Sun: 11:15 – 12:30
Session 194: The State and Future of Disciplinary Research in Strategic Management
Sun: 16:15 – 17:30
Session 113: Serial Acquisitions: Strategies and Processes
Sun: 17:45 – 00:00
Session 314: Corporate Strategy Business Meeting
Mon: 08:00 – 09:15
Session 111: Portfolio Management: Diversification and Divestitures
Session 176: Different Perspectives Informing Governance Choices: Partner Choice in Alliances vs. Acquisitions
Mon: 11:15 – 12:30
Session 195: Where Are the Boundaries of Strategic Management Research?
Session 210: M&A/JV Implementation
Mon: 16:45 – 18:00
Session 112: Acquisitions - Before the Deal
Session 243: Competitive Dynamics and Market Positioning
Tue: 08:00 – 09:15
Session 115: Horizontal and Vertical Scope: Interactions and Embeddedness
Session 272: Competitive Dimensions of Firm Boundary and Location Decisions
Tue: 11:00 – 12:15
Session 117: Issues and Answers for the Diversified Firm
Session 145: Strategic Leadership and Corporate Strategy
Tue: 14:15 – 15:30
Session 58: Corporate VCs and spin-outs
Session 116: Acquisitions - After the Deal
Session 267: Healthcare Industry Dynamics, Relationships, and Activities
Tue: 15:45 – 17:00
Session 110: Models of Corporate Strategies
Tue: 17:30 – 18:45
Session 114: The Interplay Between Financial Markets & Advisors and the Acquiring Firm
Session 271: Spinouts


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